BA English and Drama, Washington College
MA Creative Writing, Johns Hopkins University
PhD English and American Literature, University of Delaware
Teaching interests: Survey literature and art courses, Victorian studies, creative writing and ethical philosophy
Research interests: Victorian studies, gender studies and general education
Culture and Context. Co-editor. Vols. I & II. Cognella Academic Publishing, 2014.
Dickens Studies Annual. Co-editor. Vols. 41 to the present. AMS Press, 2010 to the present.
Fathers in Victorian Fiction. Co-author and editor. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011.
Idiots, Madmen and Other Prisoners in Dickens. St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels. St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
“Scholars: Dickens classic may have Lowellian links.” Lowell Sun. December 16, 2013. http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_24731925/scholars-dickens-classic-may-have-lowellian-links
Was Dickens’s Christmas Carol borrowed from Lowell’s mill girls?” Boston Globe. December 15, 2013. http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/12/15/dickens/vFjBRRSBUtzHVH9DXiCSSL/story.html?s_campaign=email_BG_TodaysHeadline
Other professional activity and/or awards:
Vice President and President-Elect of the Dickens Society.
Co-editor, Dickens Studies Annual, 2010 to the present.
Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, Boston University, 1998-99.